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Poster: nicholasjbennett Date: Jun 14, 2005 11:05am
Forum: feature_films Subject: charade MPEG2 has interlacing artifacts played in wmp10?

I downloaded charade mpeg2. When I play it through windows media player v10 I can see what looks like interlacing artifacts. These are noticeable for fast moving objects.

Am I imagining this - it seems it should not be this way.

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Poster: FP Date: Jun 18, 2005 10:15am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: charade MPEG2 has interlacing artifacts played in wmp10?

If you're watching it on a PC screen, yeah, it should probably look that way.

Chances are the source video incorporated pulldown, which converts 24fps progressive material to the interlaced 29.97fps of NTSC television. It looks good on TV, bad on the fast refresh of a computer monitor.

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Poster: nicholasjbennett Date: Jun 19, 2005 5:00pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: charade MPEG2 has interlacing artifacts played in wmp10?

thanks for the reply

I verified it is interlaced 29.97fps NTSC and burned it to a DVD (using 'VSO DivxToDVD' to create the DVD files) - but it looks just as bad on the TV.

I am in a PAL country, but have had no similar looking troubles playing DVDs I had purchased in the USA.

I tried playing the 'raw' downloaded mpg on my old machine (windows 2000, wmp7.0) and it looks much better, perfect even. Is there anyway 'codecs' or something can get in the way? make the 'good' file look 'bad', make it burn 'bad'?

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Poster: Yellow_Pages Date: Jun 20, 2005 2:10pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: charade MPEG2 has interlacing artifacts played in wmp10?

About the VSO_DivxtoDVD program you mentioned is not worth using. Even though it's free for now and can create everything you need to burn onto a dvd disc it has it's draw backs. The program itself has "sync" problems in which it creates "artifacts" which distorts the actual framerate during conversion. My suggestion is a program called "WinAvi" $29.99 U.S. which is very straight forward in it's interface and will do other things I can't mention here. Trust me I had a lot of problems with some movies from the site in my it changed my opinion of how some of the movies are encoded.One thing that you did not mention earlier in your posts was at what resolution and refresh rate you were viewing in wmp10 on your monitor as that also comes into play.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: Jun 15, 2005 3:30am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: charade MPEG2 has interlacing artifacts played in wmp10?

Well, the file is straight off the DVD. It was a low budget disc so there's probably nothing that can be done besides finding a better source.

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Poster: Painless Date: Aug 10, 2005 2:53pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: charade MPEG2 has interlacing artifacts played in wmp10?

Maybe this low cost dvd relase is also responsible för the lipsync being slightly wrong through the whole movie?